Erectile Dysfunction and Psychotherapy

Erectile Dysfunction is Common In recent decades the topic of occasional erectile failure has come “out of the shadows” and instead of being considered something shameful and something not to be talked about, is now acknowledged by most males as being an almost universal experience. Often factors that are obvious to the male, such as […]

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Expressing Gratitude Makes Us Happier

Scientists Show Gratitude Improves Our Lives A neuroscientist at Northeastern University in Boston says scientific evidence proves feeling thankful and expressing gratitude improves our personal and professional relationships and in the long-run makes us happier. Psychology Professor David DeSteno is the author of “Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride.” “Beautiful evolutionary models […]

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Neuroscience Is Learning From Mindfulness Meditation

Neuroscience Can Gain Essential Wisdom from Meditation Molecular biologist Matthieu Ricard believes the habit of “rumination,” or dwelling on one idea, especially a negative thought, is a factor in depression. Ricard built on the foundation of his scientific training as he shifted the focus of his attention to a more metaphysical approach when he became […]

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Accessing Childhood Memories to Renew Joy in Daily Life

Healing Power of Childhood Memories Children have an innocent and direct connection to the essential joy of life. Even when you see tired or irritable adults dragging through a grocery store, the children with them are usually smiling or interested in everything or just apparently happy with being in the moment. Adults who have lost […]

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Using Anxiety as a Motivator

How to Make Anxiety Work for You When you go on a job interview, attend an event with lots of new people, or just have too many obligations with family or work without enough time to rest and rejuvenate, it’s natural to experience some degree of anxiety. Individuals handle anxiety in different ways, but a […]

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How to Confront the Intrusive Thoughts of OCD

The Emotional Distress of OCD The intrusive and overwhelming thoughts that come with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, can feel like a “tsunami of emotional distress.” That’s how Wajahat Ali describes OCD in his New York Times article, “OCD: My Exhausting Best Friend.” OCD is an anxiety disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts […]

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How to Balance the 3 Major Relationships in Life

Integrating Our Lives: Work, Self and Relationships In our 24/7 society, staying busy with work, family, relationships, home and community to the point of exhaustion is often viewed as a sign of success. In the long run, this overwhelming “busy-ness” can cause problems like anxiety or sleep disorders, as well as relationship issues. Trying to […]

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Finding the Right Therapist

Finding the Therapist Who is a Best Match for You The three most important things to consider when choosing a therapist are trust, comfort level and professional qualifications. Every person will seek counseling for specific reasons, and each person has a unique and complex past and personal story. So your goal is to do some […]

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Mindfulness Can Change Brain Patterns of Depression

Research using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, at Harvard Medical School shows that for some people with depression, the brain patterns that occur with mindfulness meditation continue during other activities. That’s a promising discovery in the continuing efforts to explore options or complementary treatments for depression, along with psychotherapy or medication. Harvard neuroscientist Gaëlle Desbordes […]

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Digital Device Use Linked to ADHD in Teens

Frequent Use of Digital Devices Linked to ADHD in Teens A new study has found that teenagers who spend a lot of time on digital devices like smartphones checking social media and text messaging are more at-risk of developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. The results of the two-year study by a team of […]

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